Cause of unusual bone tumour found
Tomuors originating from the skeleton are unusual and it is difficult to part malignant tumours from ones that won’t spread. Researchers from Lund University and Stockholm University/SciLifeLab have now found a genetic change that causes the benign tumour forms. This new knowledge can make it easier for physicians to give a precise diagnose and by that save some patients the suffering of an unnecessarily tough treatment. The study was published in Nature Genetics.
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GRM1 is upregulated through gene fusion and promoter swapping in chondromyxoid fibroma
Nature Genetics, online